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The experience of finding a suitable hotel can get a little tricky when you have a baby with you. There are specific kid-friendly hotels, but they are few and far between. Below, we discuss several ways that you can make a hotel stay more baby-friendly.
It is always advisable to pack just the necessities, so it does not feel like you are taking everything and the kitchen sink. When you only bring what you need, it means you have fewer items to keep track of too.
However, do bring a couple of your baby’s favourite toys or books to keep them entertained. They need some home comforts to make the stay not so alien. Your baby is also less likely to be interested in your luggage when they have their toys to play with.
Choose One Hotel for the Entire Trip
Hotel-hopping can be a tiring process when you have a trip that lasts over several days. Try sticking to a single hotel where it is logistically possible to avoid having to deal with unpacking and repacking.
Most babies also do not deal too well with unfamiliar places. So, your baby will appreciate staying in a room that they are growing familiar and feeling more secure with throughout your stay.
Baby-proof the Room
Remember that a baby’s eye level is a lot lower than an adult’s. Check the lower areas of the room for any possible hazards. baby might not be able to reach items on high tables, but they can easily crawl underneath and play with power outlets and more.
Ensure that you have safeguards available to protect your baby from these hazards. You can also remove sharp items from the floor. You should do a quick scan of the room the moment you enter it.
Keep your baby in their carrier or on the bed until you are sure that the room is free of hazards.
Request for Specific Amenities
Try asking the hotel if they have bassinets available. You can always request for these ahead of time. While hiring a baby capsule is suitable when you are on the move for short periods, a bassinet or cot will be needed in order for your baby to have a sound sleep.
A capsule is also useful when you need to transfer an infant around quickly from vehicle to hotel.
Block Out the Noise
Some baby’s are susceptible to noise, waking up to the slightest disturbances. When you are staying in a hotel, most sounds cannot be blocked out, especially when the walls are thin.
However, you can always minimise these noises. Try stuffing rolled towels along with the gaps on the floor or beneath the door.
Latch the Hotel Room Door
The last thing you would want is for your baby to wander out into the hallway or open the hotel room door wide when you are not paying attention. Keep the door double-locked and latch them whenever you are in the room.
Do the same for the balcony area if your room has one too. Better yet, keep the curtains to the balcony area closed and blocked with a couch also. Your baby will be less likely to enter the area by accident.
Organise Your Room
Keep your room well-organised. Set up a baby changing station, keep the clean clothes in a specified corner, and ensure that your valuables and essential documents are out of your baby’s reach.
You will find that tasks can be carried out much faster when you have organised your hotel room. You are also reducing the chances of losing your valuables when you keep your belongings in order.